Solar Dish/Engine Systems

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    Solar dish/engine systems convert the energy from the sun into electricity at a very high efficiency. Using a mirror array formed into the shape of a dish, the solar dish focuses the sun's rays onto a receiver. The receiver transmits the energy to an engine that generates electric power. These systems, with net solar-to-electric conversion efficiencies reaching 30%, can operate as stand-aloneunits in remote locations or can be linked together in groups to provide utility-scale power.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 1998

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-330-23101

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-10097-407


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